9:30 Club Concerts

Purity Ring @ 9:30 Club

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WASHINGTON, DC - January 14th, 2013 - Corin Roddick and Megan James of Purity Ring perform at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.  The duo released their debut album, Shrines , in July of 2012. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

This was a pretty challenging gig. There was no photo pit so I had to choose my spot in the crowd carefully. I chose the stage left, just off the center of the stage because I knew the keyboardist in the band would be stage right and also I found a enough real estate to squeeze into to get a spot right at the stage. Since I couldn’t move around at all, I ended up basically getting variations of the same shot for most of the night.

WASHINGTON, DC - January 14th, 2013 - Corin Roddick and Megan James of Purity Ring perform at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.  The duo released their debut album, Shrines , in July of 2012. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

Lights for this show were pretty non-existant, the band was bathed in deep washes of color with various stage props on stage lighting things up to various degrees  Not ideal but i can only shoot in the condition I was given. Luckily there was no 3 song limit for this gig so I could snap away until I got what I needed.

WASHINGTON, DC - January 14th, 2013 - Corin Roddick and Megan James of Purity Ring perform at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.  The duo released their debut album, Shrines , in July of 2012. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

In the end I stayed for six or seven songs, and I’m glad I did. For the fifth or sixth song vocalist Megan James lit herself with a handheld light that yielded some of my best shots of the night.

WASHINGTON, DC - January 14th, 2013 - Megan James of Purity Ring performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.  The duo released their debut album, Shrines , in July of 2012. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

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Purity Ring @ 9:30 Club – Images by Kyle Gustafson

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